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A great garden

Four centuries of good husbandry have made Blickling’s 55 acre garden one of the greatest in England.  It changes through the seasons and has evolved over the centuries to reflect different fashions.

The beginning...

Come and see our Orangery in the Spring.

In 1619, the fashion was for formal gardens with ‘knots’, forerunners of parterres. In the 1700s a more natural look was created with views through trees. The Temple and Orangery were added early in the 18th century.

...and now

Lord Lothian brought in Norah Lindsay, the society gardener, to create the garden you see now. Today the garden is managed by a team of five, compared to the 15 gardeners employed by Lord Lothian. 

Plants galore

  • Blickling Daffodils © National Trust


    The spring is many people's favourite season, with bright green shoots and emerging colours.

  • Blicklling garden - colourful borders in the Parterre © Fisheye Images


    The sights and smells of summer are a joy - wonderful warm days to enjoy a wander in the garden.<...

  • Arnhel de Serra © Fisheye Images


    Days are getting shorter but the garden is full of rich golds and browns.

  • A winter scene at Blickling © Paul Bailey


    Even in the winter, you'll find something to see. Look out for Hellebores in the Dell Garden.


Spring delights 

Spring delights

Spring - primroses, daffodils, crocus, bluebells, hellebores, azaleas, and lots more.


Splashes of summer colour everywhere © Fisheye Images

Splashes of summer colour everywhere

Summer - enjoy the magnificent herbaceous beds, full of colour and texture.


Rich autumnal colour © NTPL/Bob Farndon

Rich autumnal colour

Autumn - the garden is winding down towards winter but the colours are glorious.